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. during happy hour. the fbi says adel daoud had been praying to kill as many people as possible before he parked a jeep cherokee that he thought was full of explosives, just after 7:00 p.m. friday. they said he got out of the car, walked a block away from the bar and began squeezing on a trigger that he thought would detonate a car bomb. but the bomb was a fake. it was a sting and the fbi put him in handcuffs. daoud lived only a short distance away in this suburban neighborhood. his neighbors were stunned at the allegations. >> it's very scary. and it hurts my heart because i never would have thought, never would i have thought that this is the way his mind was going. >> reporter: fbi officials say daoud came to their attention last october after he allegedly began posting violent messages on the internet. a few months later, fbi undercover agents posing as radicals contacted daoud online. discussions allegedly began without waging jihad here. by the summer after, daoud was put in contact with another undercover agent posing as a terrorist based in new york. he allegedly began planning an
pierre thomas has the latest this morning from washington. pierre, what do we know. >> reporter: the fbi said that the suspect had deadly intentions. according to authorities adel daoud b, age, 18, prayed as often as possible. on friday night. the fbi said with r futhe ba of people at one of the busiest times of the evening, daoud stood a block away and squeezed a trigger that he thought would detonate a bomb. it was a sting. the bomb was a fake. and he was arrested. >> pierre, how did police find this guy? >> fbi officials said that he came to their attention last october, after he began posting violent messages on the internet. a few months later, fbi uncovered agents posing as radicals contacted daoud. discussions began about jihad, he allegedly planning an attack and looking at potential targets. the fbi said that he even did surveillance on the bar, dan. >> sounds like he wanted to take this as far as he possibly could. >> pierre thomas, our chief justice correspondent, reporting from washington. thank you, pierre. >>> we'll turn to that breaking news overseas. four u.s. soldiers we
to the story. and ron is back with those details. >> the fbi says the bucket list bandit is the busted bucket list former bandit. he pulled off the bank jobs spanning thousands of miles. after a routine traffic stop. when michael brewster was pulled over for running a stop sign on the border of arkansas and oklahoma, little did police know that this 54-year-old florida man was suspected by the fbi of being the bucket list bandit. investigators say he earned the nickname, after three months of robbing banks, telling bank tellers he had a gun and four months to live. >> was this guy really terminally ill? or was he just trying to be a mastermind? >> reporter: according to investigators, brewster never said just what he was supposedly dying of or why he needed the money. but his former landlord tells abc news, that brewster was evicted from his pensacola apartment on june 14th. seven days later, the fbi says he showed up in this stolen suv in arvada, colorado. and was in a spree of bank robberies that would crisscross the nation. >> he committed a total of ten bank robberies is a little startlin
of responsibility tonight. >>> we're also learning more this evening about the fbi's move to use new science against criminals in this country. eye scans and other so-called biometrics on street corners and surveillance cameras that scan our faces as we walk by. here's reena ninan now. >> looks like we got a head. >> u.s. marshals. >> reporter: you've seen it on tv. >> facial recognition match on the father. >> reporter: and in the movies for years. now it may soon be coming to a city near you, the fbi's billion dollar project will use available surveillance cameras to scan faces and match those images against their national database of known criminals. dubbed the next generation identification program, face recognition, dna, iris scans and voice identification will make it harder for the most wanted to hide. some worry about the potential to invade privacy, others believe it's a crime-fighting tool whose time has come. >> you've got to go after them where they are and you have to go after them smart with intelligence and special operations. >> reporter: as we approach the anniversary of september 1
a car bomb in downtown chicago appears in federal court today. fbi investigators say the teenager parked a jeep cherokee outside a bar friday night and walked away squeezing what he thought was the trigger. he was busted as part of an fbi sting. undercover agents say they gave him plenty of chances to abandon the plan. but say he was determined to go forward. >>> president obama and republican hopeful mitt romney hit the campaign trail again today. after a week largely focused on the latest violence in the middle east. expect an uptick in the war of word over everything from trade with china to immigration, and of course, the economy. here is abc's karen travers. >> reporter: so far the economy has dominated the race for the white house. but last week, a rare detour in the foreign policy after the deadly attack in libya that left an american ambassador dead and the violent protests across the middle east. mitt romney slammed the obama administration's policies in the region. >> the world need american leadership, the middle east needs american leadership. >> reporter: the president told
. >>> the fbi is closer than ever to using new science to catch criminals. the system that the agency is working on uses eye scans and other so-called biometrics in cameras that scan people any faces. >> looks like we got a hit. u.s. marshals. >> reporter: you have seen it on tv. >> facial recognition match on the father. >> reporter: and in the movies for years. now it may soon be coming to a city near you. the fbi's billion-dollar project will use available surveillance cameras to scan faces and match those images against their national database of known criminals. dubbed next generation identification program, face recognition, dna, iris scans and voice identification will make it harder for the most wanted to hide. some worry about potential to invade privacy. others believe it is a crime fighting tool whose time has come. >> you have got to go after them where they are, go after them smart, intelligence and special operations units. >> reporter: as we approach anniversary of september 11th, a new bulletin obtained by abc news from law enforcement says officials have been told of a decline i
. >> police were tipped off when the man the teacher allegedly tried to hire informed authorities. the f.b.i. soon got involved. and in one taped conversation with an undercover aged two weeks ago he allegedly said he had an issue he might need taken care of and that he would be willing to pay $2,000. when he wouldn't agree to meeting in person police felt there was enough evidence and moved in. abc news has learned he was transferred last year because he wasn't getting along with his former coworkers. in 28 years of teaching the most serious blemish on his record happened back in 2001 when he was suspended. >> there was an incident where he created a stir in a staff meeting apparently he was acting aggressively and had some complaints that were inappropriate. >> coming up how a disguise helping one target victims at an unlikely place to be ripped off. and the case closed surrounding a chemist at the center of a massive lab scandal. we'll be right back. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources.
in a tense situation. but it was a hoax, apparently caused by a relationship gone bad. this morning, the fbi's investigating whether this scene was all just a vicious prank, possibly by a woman scorned. it all began at 7:30 a.m. thursday, at philadelphia international airport. an ominous tip came in to police. there was a male passenger at the airport with explosives. authorities quickly discovered the passenger, identified as christopher shell, was on u.s. air flight 1267, which had already taken off for dallas. fearing the man had snuck a bomb onboard, the plane was ordered back to philadelphia. shell had no clue. he wrote on his facebook page. we spent an hour in the air before the plane had technical difficulties and had to turn back. upon return, the plane was met by an army of fbi and philadelphia tactical teams. >> five guys came on the plane loaded and guns drawn. you see the guy's rifle coming up alongside my face. about that time, he did an abrupt 90-degree turn and pointed it at the guy sitting next to me. >> reporter: the drama continued as an exhaustive search was conducted. aft
to know that there's an fbi investigation that has begun and it will take some time to be completed. that will tell us with certainty what transpired. but our current assessment, is that in fact what began as a spontaneous not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this video that was disseminated. we believe that folks in benghazi, a small number of people came to the consulate to replicate this sort of challenge that was posed in cairo and then as that unfolded, it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by some individual clusters of extremists that came with heavier weapons, weapons as you know that, in the wake of the revolution in libya, are quite common and accessible. then it evolved from there. we'll wait to see exactly what the investigation finally confirms. but that's the best information that we have at present. >> why was there such a security breakdown, why wasn't there better security at the compound in benghazi? why weren't there u.s. marines in tripoli? >> first of all, we had substan
with a fake bomb as part of an fbi sting. prosecutors claim he told an undercover agent he wanted to mount an attack because the u.s. was at war with islam and muslims. >>> also from chicago, new evidence the anger that pilots are expressing against american airlines. they called this their informational picketing at o'hare airport. facing labor unrest, in flight cancellations and scheduling problems. as jim avila reports, things are so tense, couple flight attendants got personal in front of the passengers. >> reporter: more american airlines delays but noth like four hours passengers suffered through when flight attendants are gaud about a cell phone. one taking to the pa and ordering all cell phones off saying according to reports, including the other flight attendant. the dispute forced the captain to turn back from the jfk run way and change crews. american's fight is all labor related, delaying nearly 40% of theairline's flights. most forced late or canceled by an unprecedented and very significant increase in maintenance issues. abc news learned the faa is concerned enough to steppe
to hire informed authorities. the fbi soon got involved. and one taped information with an undercover agent two weeks ago, pepe allegedly said, quote, he had an issue he might need taken care of. and that he would be willing to pay $2,000. when he wouldn't agree to meeting in person, police felt there was enough evidence and moved in. abc news has learned pepe was transferred to the school last year because he wasn't getting along with his former co-workers. in 28 years of teaching, the most serious blemish on his record happened in 2001, when he was suspended. >> there was an incident where he created a stir in a staff meeting. apparently, he was acting aggressively. and had some complaints that were inappropriate. >> reporter: now, a spokesperson for the schools said that pepe has never acted or been aggressive towards his students. he will appear before the judge today to determine whether bail will be set in this case. >> john, thank you. >>> ron is back with other headlines. >> very strange one. hello, bianna and dan. good morning, everyone. in the news, president obama is pledgi
police called the fbi that taped phone calls. in one recording made two weeks ago, pepe allegedly told the officer he, quote, had an issue he might need taken care of. pepe allegedly told the agent he would be willing to pay $2,000. but when the agent tried to arrange a meeting, pepe balked. >> we thought we had enough to file at the attorney's office. >> reporter: students say pepe liked to be called dr. professor pepe. he is now charged with solicitation of first-degree murder. he makes his first court appearance today. he did not respond nor his lawyer to our attempts to seek comments. >> thank you very much. >>> george, now, to a truly remarkable little girl. a preschooler turning into a real hero. coming to the rescue when her mom collapsed right in front of her. john muller has the dramatic story. >> reporter: diana jensen knew she would lift heaven and earth to protect her daughter. she didn't know her 4-year-old would be the one saving her. >> we need you to come to our house. my mommy -- >> reporter: the frightening ordeal was when jensen collapsed from the couch to the floor.
, as the fbi and other agencies try to figure out who carried out the malicious attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >> i want to assure you, we will bring their killers to justice. >> reporter: the attack was complex and preplanned. likely, for the anniversary of september 11th. it was around 10:00 at night in libya. 20 heavily armed attackers began firing at the libyan security guards, protecting the american consulate, before setting the main building ablaze. inside, ambassador stevens and several others were trapped between the flames and the gunfire. stevens became separated from the others by the heavy, black smoke, while trying to exit the building. it was nearly a five-hour gun battle. additional security eventually regained some control, while employees escaped. but the buildings are now abandoned. it was also nearly 12 hours before ambassador stevens' body was returned by local libyans, who carried him to a hospital in an effort to save him. a contingent of some 50 u.s. marines is now at the embassy in tripoli this morning. every u.s. mission around
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